Nuttin' for Christmas

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About Nuttin' for Christmas

"Nuttin’ for Christmas" (also known as "Nothing for Christmas") is a novelty Christmas song written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett. It became a hit during the 1955 Christmas season when it appeared in Billboard’s pop charts by five different artists. The highest-charting of the five recordings was released by Art Mooney and His Orchestra, with six-year-old Barry Gordon as lead vocalist; this version peaked at #6 and became a million-seller. Another notable version was performed by Stan Freberg (with Daws Butler appearing as a burglar helped by the kid at the end). Other charting versions were recorded by The Fontane Sisters, Joe Ward, and Ricky Zahnd and the Blue Jeaners. The song was revived on the Big Top label by Kenny and Corky and entered the Cashbox Top 100 in 1959. Other artists who have recorded the song include Less Than Jake, Spike Jones, Eartha Kitt, Homer and Jethro, Relient K, Smash Mouth (featuring Rosie O'Donnell), Sugarland, Tonic Sol-fa and The Vindictives. In November 2011, it was covered by The Plain White T's. 


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(verse)
I broke my bat on Johnny's head; somebody snitched on me.
I hid a frog in sister's bed; somebody snitched on me.
I spilled some ink on Mommy's rug,I made Tommy eat a bug,
Bought some gum with a penny slug; somebody snitched on me. Oh,(chorus)
I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas.Mommy and Daddy are mad.
I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas,'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad.(verse)
I put a tack on teacher's chair, somebody snitched on me.
I tied a knot in Susie's hair; somebody snitched on me.
I did a dance on Mommy's plants, climbed a tree and tore my pants.
Filled the sugar bowl with ants; somebody snitched on me. So,(repeat chorus)
(verse)I won't be seeing Santa Claus; somebody snitched on me.
He won't come visit me because somebody snitched on me.
Next year I'll be going straight, next year I'll be good, just wait.
I'd start now but it's too late; somebody snitched on me. Oh,(repeat chorus)
(coda)So, you better be good, whatever you do,
'Cause if you're bad I'm warning you,You'll get nuttin' for Christmas.

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The Fontane Sisters

The Fontane Sisters were a trio (Bea, Geri and Marge Rosse) from New Milford, New Jersey. more »

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Written by: Roy C. Bennett, Sid Tepper

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